Thursday, July 12, 2018

Frenemy Advice

The European Union is no friend of America and the European Council President revealed more than he perhaps wanted:

European Council President Donald Tusk told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating NATO allies over military investment levels ahead of what is expected to be a fraught alliance summit.

Before taking off for Brussels, Trump again chided fellow NATO members for not contributing enough to the alliance while maintaining a trade surplus with the United States, his latest reprimand on issues that are straining transatlantic relations.

"Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don't have that many," Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, said after a signing statement on more cooperation between the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. [emphasis added]

Tusk can pretend the EU is oh so concerned about NATO, but those are crocodile tears. The EU is eager to gut NATO and replace that American-dominated alliance in favor of an EU military. So of course the EU doesn't want Trump to convince European states to reinvigorate NATO defense capabilities.

Tusk is right in the sense that America has few allies in the European Union bureaucracy. Those swine who are building a pan-European royal class can bugger off, as far as I'm concerned.

America has friends and allies in Europe. But never confuse Europe with the European Union. Don't take advice from the EU.

To our European friends and allies, I say you should appreciate your existing military alliance, after all you don't have any other.

We should want the EU to wither away and die. And if Trump can save NATO and the West, the EU might lose a potential weapon to destroy NATO and build that European empire that Brussels dreams of creating.

The only reason the EU isn't America's enemy now is that it is too weak. Don't let it get strong.

Although that dangerous outcome some decades in the future should we fail to preserve NATO without giving ground to the EU would surely repair American-Russian relations as we find ourselves with a common autocratic enemy.